For Immediate Release
September 28, 2017
Supervisor Hoehmann, Town Board Appoint
Lt. Raymond McCullagh as Chief of
(New City, NY) – Supervisor George Hoehmann and the Town Board voted
tonight to appoint Lt. Raymond McCullagh
to serve as the next Chief of Police for the Town of Clarkstown. McCullagh is currently a Lieutenant with the Clarkstown
Police Department and a lifetime Clarkstown resident.
“Having worked his way up from patrol, Ray is a cop’s cop.
I am proud to put him forward as our next Chief of Police and I am confident he
will make one of the greatest Police Department’s in our country even better,”
said Supervisor George Hoehmann. “Ray is a true public servant with a
deep commitment to the police department and our community. The Town
Board and I look forward to working with him, and all of the members of the
Clarkstown Police Department, as we continue to make Clarkstown a great place
to live, work, and raise a family."
“I am honored for the opportunity to serve the people of
Clarkstown as their Chief of Police,” said Chief Raymond McCullagh.
“We have a world class police department and it is a privilege to lead the men
and women who put on their uniform every day to keep us safe. They
exemplify integrity and professionalism; and that’s how I intend to lead the
Clarkstown Police Department. I now look forward to continue serving the town
that has given me so much.”
Chief Raymond McCullagh was selected
from among the top candidates for Police Chief from a list of qualified law
enforcement professionals provided by Rockland County. He brings with him
over three decades of law enforcement experience, having been a member of the
Clarkstown Police Department for the past 28 years and served 4 years with the
New York City Police Department.
Chief McCullagh worked his way up the
ranks of the police department from Patrol Officer, Investigator, Patrol
Sergeant, Special Operations Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, to Administrative
Lieutenant, and was a member of the Rockland County Narcotics Task Force and
the Town’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).
A graduate of Clarkstown schools Chief McCullagh
received a BA from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He attended the
FBI National Academy and has received numerous awards and recognitions
throughout this career.
A swearing in ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at
Town Hall following the Town Board Workshop.
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